It's a slow evening in the markets and upon some casual reading I came across some information that made me want to laugh and vomit at the same time. If you're tired of the same ol'-same ol' Maxine Waters/Al Sharpton/Obama stirring race relations and class warfare the following article from the consumerist.com will provide some much needed relief and give you an idea of what was in the bill that had to be passed to find out what was in it (Obamacare) You just can't make this shit up.
It requires employers to provide "a place, other than a bathroom, that is shielded from view and free from intrusion from co-workers and the public, which may be used by an employee to express breast milk."
There are already laws on the books in 44 states allowing nursing mothers to breastfeed their children anywhere, public or private, something Ikea and Babies "R" Us have experienced first hand. In addition, 24 states already include legislation on workplace breastfeeding.
Ellen Galinsky, president and co-founder of the nonprofit research organization Families and Work Institute, tells CNN she’s pleased as punch over this new development. She says:
It reflects both a shifting attitude, a shifting reality, and also the impact of research that shows that it's healthier for the kids, and therefore good for the company, good for the family.
Companies with 50 or less employees can opt out by claiming that such a room would be an undue hardship.
The only question I have is when is Blackrock going to come out with a 3X leverage bull ETF for builders of breastfeeding rooms because I am all in with 8x leverage.
Lactation Room; lactate in peace: